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ORIGINATED BY DBY APPROVED BY

Engr. Abdullah M. AI-Garni


Engr. Khalaf M. AI-Ma'ashi Engr. Saleh N. AI-Sohaibani
Department Manager,
Division Manager, Transmission Standards & Executive Director,
Engineering Support
Specifications
Engineering & Projects

Date of Approval: December 03, 2008


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,. TRANSMISSION CONSTRUCTION STANDARD


TCSK 10001 RO/MHS
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TRANSMISSION CONSTRUCTION STANDARD TCS-K-100.01, Rev. 0

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 REFERENCE STANDARDS

3.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

4.0 AIR SYSTEMS

4.1 General
4.2 Air Handling Units
4.3 Fans
4.4 Ductwork, Air Devices and Accessories

5.0 CHILLED WATER SYSTEM

5.1 Air-Cooled, Packaged Water Chillers


5.2 HVAC Pumps
5.3 Hydronic Piping

6.0 REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

6.1 Refrigerant
6.2 Piping Material
6.3 Piping Installation
6.4 Installation of Accessories
6.5 Air-Cooled Condensing Units
6.6 Drain Connections
6.7 Factory Tests

7.0 CONSTRUCTION-RELATED TESTING AND INSPECTION

7.1 General Requirements


7.2 Air Distribution System and Duct System Leakage
7.3 Hydronic Piping System
7.4 Refrigeration System Field Tests
7.5 Radiographic Examination

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8.0 PRE-START UP AND COMMISSIONING

8.1 General Requirements


8.2 Prerequisites
8.3 Precautions

9.0 TESTING, ADJUSTING AND BALANCING

9.1 General Requirements


9.2 Testing Organization
9.3 Test Procedures
9.4 Record and Report Forms
9.5 Instrumentation

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TRANSMISSION CONSTRUCTION STANDARD TCS-K-100.01, Rev. 0

1.0 SCOPE

1.1 This SEC Transmission Construction Standard prescribes the minimum mandatory
requirements governing the fabrication, installation and testing of Heating, Ventilating
and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Systems for SEC facilities (i.e.,
building offices, control rooms, substations, communications, etc.) in Saudi Arabia.

1.2 Conflicts between this standard and other SEC Engineering Standards, related Material
Specification, Forms and Standard Drawings shall be resolved by the Manager,
Transmission Standards and Specifications Department (TS&SD).

1.3 Any deviations providing less than the minimum requirements of this standard require
written approval from the Manager, TS&SD.

2.0 REFERENCE STANDARDS

2.1 AABC Associated Air Balance Council, National Standards for


Total System Balance

2.2 AMCA Air Movement and Control Association

2.3 ANSI B31.9 Building Services Piping

2.4 ANSI/ASHRAE STD. 15 Safety Code for Mechanical Refrigeration

2.5 ASHRAE Guideline 1 Guidelines for Commissioning of HVAC Systems

2.6 ASHRAE STD. 111 Practices for Measurement, Testing, Adjusting and
Balancing of HVAC & Refrigeration Systems

2.7 ASHRAE Handbook HVAC System & Equipment

2.8 ASHRAE Handbook HVAC Application

2.9 ASHRAE STD 52 Filters, Testing Air-Cleaning Devices

2.10 ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

2.11 AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel

2.12 BS EN 13053 Ventilation for buildings Air handling units Rating and
performance for units, components and sections

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2.13 BS EN 1886 Ventilation for Buildings - Air Handling Units -


Mechanical Performance

2.14 NEBB National Environmental Balancing Bureau, Procedural


Standards for Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of
Environmental Systems

2.15 NEC National Electrical Code

2.16 NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association

2.17 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

2.18 NFPA 90A Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems

2.19 NFPA 101 Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures.

2.20 SMACNA Ducted Electric Heat Guide for Air Handling Systems

2.21 SMACNA HVAC Systems - Testing, Balancing and Adjusting

2.22 SMACNA Accepted Industry Practice for Industrial Duct


Construction

2.23 SMACNA Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards

2.24 SMACNA Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards

2.25 SMACNA Rectangular Industrial Duct Construction Standards

2.26 SMACNA HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual

2.27 SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards Metal and Flexible

2.28 SMACNA Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for
HVAC Systems

2.29 SMACNA Installation Standards for Residential Heating and Air


Conditioning Systems

2.30 UMC Uniform Mechanical Code

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3.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

3.1 All equipment shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations


but in all cases in compliance with the requirement set forth in this Standard and local
governing codes.

3.2 It is recommended that indoor equipment shall be located as centrally as practical and
within the insulated envelope of the building to minimize capacity losses.

3.3 Indoor equipment shall be installed in such location and manner that can be easily
removed or serviced without major alterations to structure, attached ductwork or piping.

3.4 Indoor equipment and systems shall be installed to provide isolation from direct contact
with supply and return air ducts. Flexible connections shall be installed between the
equipment and duct.

3.5 Outdoor equipment shall be located to avoid arrangements that may cause restriction, or
recirculation of air flow. Also, it should be located as far as practically away from
working areas to prevent any noise generated by the equipment.

3.6 Any air handlers, refrigeration condenser units, pumps, or any equipment mounted
outside, shall be mounted on a concrete housekeeping pad, at a minimum of 100 mm (4
in.) above the floor or 150 mm (6 in.) above the surrounding ground finished grade
level. Care shall be exercised to eliminate potential vibration carry-over to the structure.

3.7 Roof mounting of HVAC equipment other than in penthouse equipment room is
prohibited, unless there is no practical alternative.

3.8 Access doors shall be provided to every valve, damper or mechanical device that
requires periodic inspection or adjustment. Access doors for fire/smoke dampers shall
be positioned so that dampers can be reset and fusible link replaced, and periodically
tested.

Electric duct heater shall also be provided with access door for periodic inspection and
maintenance.

3.9 Provide a minimum of 900 mm (3 ft.) clearance on each side of air handling unit with
openable panel or controls, unless a greater clearance is required by the manufacturer.
Adequate space shall be provided for coil removal.

3.10 No work shall be covered or otherwise concealed without SEC inspection. Any duct
work, piping, or components so covered without being tested shall be uncovered for
inspection.

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3.11 All HVAC equipment, ductwork and piping shall be coordinated with all other trades
(Structural, Electrical, Architectural, Fire Protection, etc.) to avoid conflicts or
interference.

Route piping (hydronic and refrigerant) shall be in orderly manner, parallel to building
structure and maintain gradient. Sleeve pipe shall pass through partitions, walls and
floors.

Any interference between ducts, piping, equipment, shall be resolved by concerned


Project Department and Engineering Design Dept., and corrections shall be made, prior
to installation.

3.12 Each equipment unit shall be installed at the location indicated on the drawings and in
accordance with details of mounting, with vibration isolation as required by the Design
Specifications.

3.13 All equipment shall be properly grounded in accordance with NEC Art. 250 and TES-P-
119.10 - Grounding.

3.14 All system components, equipment and materials received at job site shall be checked
for damages and shortages. Materials shall also be checked against packing lists for
accuracy as to size, model and quantity. The crate shall be renailed or containers
resealed after inspection has been made to ensure protection of equipment prior to
installation.

3.15 Suitable storage facilities shall be provided to protect system components and materials
from weather and pilferage. Whenever possible, the materials or equipment should not
be permanently removed from boxes or crates until such time equipment is to be
installed.

3.16 HVAC equipment shall be preconditioned by a certified and competent refrigeration


mechanic either on the job site or in the shop prior to installation in accordance with
vendor's recommendations. A detailed check shall be made to see that all components
are furnished. Attention to this point will avoid costly dismantling of the system after
installation.

3.17 manufacturer shall be provide one (1) year warranty after completion of project which
shall cover complete assembly of equipment.

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4.0 AIR SYSTEMS

4.1 General:

4.1.1 Air System and ductwork shall be installed according to the Construction
Drawing and Specification and Manufacturer’s Installation Manual.

4.1.2 All air openings shall be furnished in accordance with drawings and
specifications, and mounted at locations shown on drawings.

4.1.3 Ducts shall be installed in accordance with Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC).

4.2 Air Handling Units (Chilled Water Coil or Direct Expansion Coil)

4.2.1 Evaporators of air handling units shall be mounted a minimum of 150 mm (6 in.)
off the floor, to allow room for condensate trap. A corrosion resistant drain pan
shall be provided under cooling coil.

4.2.2 Neoprene pad or spring vibration isolators compatible for the air handling unit
shall be provided so as not to transmit vibration in the building.

4.2.3 A trapped drain shall be attached to the bottom or from the bottom side of the
cooling coil drain pan. This trap shall have a minimum of 50 mm (2 in.) trap
height, with discharge piped to the nearest plumbing floor drain (with air gap),
installed in accordance with ASHRAE Equipment Handbook. The drain line size
shall not be less than the drain pan size connection. The trap shall have three
cleanouts.

Units installed outside the building may discharge condensate into the ground,
planters or seepage pits, but not into walkways.

4.2.4 Evaporator inlet and outlet connections shall be provided with dielectric union if
evaporator coils and piping or tubing connected to it are made of dissimilar
materials.

4.2.5 A strainer shall be provided upstream of the control valve at the chilled water
inlet to the cooling coil and an isolation valve shall be provided.

4.2.6 The entering chilled water shall be connected to evaporator coil on air exit or
leaving side for best heat transfer. This type of heat transfer arrangement is
called counter flow.

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4.3 Fans

4.3.1 Install fans level and plumb, in accordance with manufacturer’s written
instructions. Support units as described below, using the vibration control
devices indicated.

a) Support floor-mounted units on concrete equipment bases using neoprene


pads. Secure units to anchor bolts installed in concrete equipment base.

b) Support floor-mounted units on concrete equipment bases using housed


spring. Secure units to anchor bolts installed in concrete equipment base.

c) Suspended Units: Suspend units from structural steel support frame using
threaded steel rods and vibration isolation springs.

4.3.2 Arrange installation of units to provide access space around for service and
maintenance.

4.3.3 Install back draft dampers on inlet to roof and wall exhausters.

4.3.4 Provide back draft dampers on outlet from cabinet-type and ceiling exhaust fans
as indicated.

4.3.5 Do not operate fans for any purpose until ductwork is clean, filters in place,
bearing lubricated and fan has been test run under observation.

4.4 Ductwork, Air Devices and Accessories

4.4.1 General:

a) Ductwork shall be fabricated, installed and sealed in accordance with


latest accepted good practices for sheet metal work and in accordance
with the HVAC Duct Construction Standards by Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Manual,
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 90A, Specifications and the
Drawings.

b) Prior to fabrication, the Contractor shall review drawings of all


disciplines including Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical,
Plumbing, etc., and make on-site measurements to ascertain that no
interference will be encountered upon installation. If there are any
significant deviations from the Contract Drawings, produce "Interference
Drawings". Before fabricating the sheet metal work and installing related
equipment, the Contractor shall send a letter stating that no interference
exist in the proposed installation. The letter must be both signed by the
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Mechanical Sub-Contractor and the Main or General Contractor. By not


submitting this letter, the Contractor certifies that he has performed the
above requirements and no interference will result in installation. There
will be no additional compensation for deviations.

c) Ductwork and appurtenances shall be fabricated in accordance with


details as shown on the drawings. Provision shall be made in the
fabrication of developed lengths over four feet of duct work to allow
tolerances of one inch per two lineal feet of run to account for
discrepancies in locations of turns and outlets.

d) All ductwork is to be inspected prior to assembly to be sure that all


components which control air deflection have been installed according to
the drawings. In addition, all pieces of ductwork shall be cleaned to
remove all foreign matter such as wood, rags, and heavy concentrations
of dust or sand.

e) Air system equipment and ductwork shall be installed according to the


Construction Drawings and Specifications and Manufacturer's
Installation Manual.

f) All air system supply and return grilles shall be furnished in accordance
with drawings and specifications, and mounted at locations shown on
drawings.

g) All duct openings shall be properly covered to avoid dust intrusion until
final connections to the terminal devices (supply outlets and return inlets)
or adjacent ductwork are to be connected. The cover shall be made of
material suitable for leak test of ductwork.

h) Ductwork shall never be hanged or supported from adjacent pipes,


electrical conduits and other ductwork.

i) All duct joints shall be applied with approved duct sealant. Leaks in duct
joints shall be corrected by applying the same duct sealant.

j) Flexible ducting without insulation is not acceptable in the air


distribution system.

k) Branch duct and flexible ducting joint or connection shall be sealed with
duct tape and then clamped.

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l) Duct sizes shall be inside clear dimensions. For lined ducts, when
specified, maintain sizes inside lining.

m) Use double nuts and lock washers on threaded rod supports.

n) During Construction, provide temporary closures of metal or taped


polyethylene on open duct to prevent construction dust from entering
ductwork system.

4.4.2 Duct Access and Inspection Provision

a) Service opening or removable duct section shall be provided adjacent to


each fire door, fire damper, smoke damper, combination fire/smoke
damper, smoke detector, duct heater, volume damper (motor operated
and manual), turning vanes, splitter damper, etc. The opening shall be
large enough to permit maintenance and resetting of the device.

b) The service openings or removable duct sections shall be identified with


letters not less than 1.27 cm (1/2 in.) in height to indicate and identify the
location of the fire protection equipment.

4.4.3 Duct Insulation

a) Ducts shall be insulated with the specified insulation as indicated on the


construction specifications and project drawings.

b) All quadrants and other balancing devices shall be left exposed for
operation or inspection with the insulation brought as close to within
25mm (1 inch) of the balancing devices and then sealed at its edges.

c) Duct coverings shall not conceal any service opening. The insulation
shall be brought as close to within 25mm (1 inch) of the balancing
devices and then sealed at its edges.

d) Duct linings shall be interrupted at fire dampers and fire doors so as not
to interfere with the operation of the devices.

e) Exposed duct insulation shall be protected from all weather and provided
with covering that is resistant to ultra violet radiation.

f) Apply adhesive and coating at the manufacturer’s recommended average


application per liter (gallon) rate.

g) Keep insulation materials dry during application and finishing.

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4.4.4 Terminal Devices, Air Outlets And Air Inlets

a) Terminal devices, air outlets and air inlets shall be furnished in


accordance with the article described in the construction specifications or
project drawings, and shall be checked before installation to see that the
balancing devices and adjustable bars or cones function easily without
force.

b) Outlets and inlets shall installed at the locations as shown on the


drawings and in accordance with the details on the project drawings.

c) When located less than 2.13 m (7 ft) above the floor, inlet and outlet
openings shall be protected by a substantial grill or screen having an
opening through which a 1.27 cm (1/2 in.) sphere will not pass.

d) Avoid installing diffusers or grilles directly into the bottom or sides of


the main air duct. No amount of adjustment will decrease the noise level
generated.

e) Install air outlets and inlets to ductwork with airtight connection.

4.4.5 Fresh Air Intake

a) Bird screen made of corrosion resistant material, not larger than 13 mm


(1/2") mesh, shall be installed at fresh air intake.

b) Intakes shall be located to avoid drawing in combustible material or


flammable vapor and to minimize the hazard from fires in other
structures.

c) Flashing for fresh air intake shall be tight rain proof.

d) Electronic air cleaners or washable type filters shall be installed in the


outdoor air intake ducts of building including sand trap and volume
damper.

e) The outdoor air intakes must be located where there is the least
possibility of drawing smoke back into the air conditioning and
ventilating systems.

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4.4.6 Filters

a) Air filters shall be installed ahead of cooling coils, heating coils and other
air conditioning equipment in the system to protect them from dust.

b) Sufficient space shall be provided in front of or behind the filter, or both,


depending on its type, to make it accessible for inspection and service. A
distance of 0.5 to 1.0 meter may be required, depending on the filter
chosen.

c) Access doors of convenient size shall be provided to the filter service


areas, and shall have lockable latches for easy opening during
maintenance and inspection.

d) All doors on the clean air side should be gasketed to prevent infiltration
of unclean air. Any filter bank must be caulked to prevent bypass of
unfiltered air. This is most important when high efficiency filters are
used.

e) Filters installed close to an air inlet (fresh air make-up) shall be protected
from the weather by suitable louvers, in front of which a large mesh wire
screen and sand trap shall be installed .

f) Filters, other than electronic air cleaners, shall have permanent indicators
to give a warning when the filter resistance reaches too high a value or is
exhausted, as with automatic roll media filters.

g) Electronic air cleaners shall have an indicator or alarm system to indicate


when power supply is off or shorted out.

h) Install filter gauge static pressure tips upstream and down stream of
filters. Mount filter gauges on outside of filter housing or filter plenum,
in accessible position. It shall be adjusted and levelled accordingly.

i) Do not operate fan system until filters (temporary or permanent) are in


place. Replace temporary filters used during construction and testing,
with clean sets.

j) Washable type air filters shall be highly efficient made up of 1.5mm.


thick extruded aluminum channel. Filter media shall be of multi layer
aluminum wire screen and covered by expanded slit bonded layers of
aluminum mat mesh.

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4.4.7 Duct Heater

a) Where electrical resistance duct heaters are installed in the ducts, the
installation shall be made so as to avoid creating a fire hazard. Ducts
rated Class 1, UL 181, duct coverings and linings shall be interrupted at
the immediate area of operation of such duct heaters in order to meet
clearances specified as a condition of the equipment listing.

b) The installation of electrical duct heaters shall comply with the


provisions of Part F, Duct Heaters of Article 424 of NFPA 70, National
Electrical Code.

c) To ensure an even distribution of air across the heater surface, locate the
heater at least 1.20 meters away from elbow, transition, filter or frame
member or fan.

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5.0 CHILLED WATER SYSTEM

5.1 Air Cooled, Packaged Water Chiller

5.1.1 When selecting a site for installation, consider the following guides:

a) For outdoor location of the unit, select a place having a minimum sun
exposure and an adequate supply of fresh air for the condenser.

b) Avoid locations beneath windows or between structures where normal


operating sounds may be objectionable.

5.1.2 The unit must be installed with sufficient clearances for air entrance to the
condenser coil, for air discharge away from the condenser, and for servicing
access. The minimum clearances shall be in accordance with the vendor's
recommendations.

5.1.3 The unit shall be mounted on a flat and level foundation, ground or roof, capable
of supporting the entire operating weight of the equipment and with vibration
isolators. Make sure that all compressor inside the package chiller is mounted on
a spring type vibration isolators.

5.1.4 For roof installation, choose a spot with adequate structural strength to safely
support the entire weight of the unit and service personnel. Care must be taken
not to damage the roof during installation. If the roof is bonded or water proofed,
the building architect or Contractor shall be consulted for special installation
requirements.

5.1.5 For ground installation, it is important that the units be installed on a substantial
base or foundation that will not settle, causing strain on the piping system and
resulting in possible leaks. In addition, the equipment foundation shall not be
tied to the main building foundation to minimize noise transmission. Precautions
shall be taken to protect the unit from tampering by unauthorized persons.

5.2 HVAC Pumps

5.2.1 Pipe size shall not be smaller than pump nozzles and preferably, pipe size shall
be larger than the nozzle size on the suction side.

5.2.2 From a larger suction line to the pump nozzle, an eccentric reducer must be used,
keeping the pipe flat on top to prevent formation of air pockets in the pipe.

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5.2.3 Whenever possible, tapered reducers on the suction and increasers on the
discharge should be installed directly on the pump nozzle and shall be suitably
sized to ensure efficient flow on the system and conserve power.

5.2.4 Never place a pipe-line elbow in a horizontal plane directly at the pump suction
nozzle.

5.2.5 Between the elbow and the suction nozzle, use a piece of straight pipe at least 4
to 6 pipe diameters long.

5.2.6 Suction piping shall be provided with vibration isolator or flexible connector,
isolation valve, strainer with blow-off valve, and pressure gauge.

5.2.7 Discharge piping shall be provided with pressure gauge, check valve, isolation
valve and flexible connector.

5.2.8 On the discharge line, the check valve shall be placed between the pump and the
gate valve , and the tapered increaser between the pump and check valve.

5.2.9 Pressure gauges shall be installed as closed as possible to the pump suction and
discharge. (Install gauges at integral pressure gauge tapings where provided).

5.2.10 The suction line approach to the pump shall be as straight as possible and all
elbows shall have long radii.

5.2.11 A straight section of pipe shall be attached to the suction inlet to allow the fluid
to straighten out before entering the pump; this is especially true of double
suction pumps.

5.2.12 Suction line shall be at one or two sizes larger than the pump suction nozzle. In
any case the required Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) shall decide the suction
line size.

5.2.13 Suction line shall be airtight, with no high spots where air or gases may separate
out of the fluid.

5.2.14 Both suction and discharge pipe connections must be supported separately and in
such a way as to impose no strain on the pump.

5.2.15 Rubber-in-shear or corrugated rubber shall be used for pumps on ground floor
installations. In more critical applications, on floors above occupied areas
(especially those of executive offices, board rooms, libraries, hospital areas) steel
spring isolation is recommended for pump installation.

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5.2.16 Always use the discharge valve whenever the capacity of pump has to be
controlled by throttling.

5.2.17 Check, align and certify alignment of base-mounted pumps prior to start-up.

5.2.18 Lubricate pump before start-up.

5.2.19 Chemical shot feed system shall be provided at pump suction and discharge
piping.

5.2.20 Hydraulic Institute Standards shall also be consulted for installation of hydronic
system.

5.3 Hydronic Piping

5.3.1 All piping shall be run as directly as possible with a minimum of elbows and
other fittings.

5.3.2 The chilled water piping system shall be laid out so that the circulating pump
discharges into the chiller or cooler.

5.3.3 Hand stop valves shall be provided where required to facilitate servicing. Drain
connections shall be provided at all low points to permit complete drainage of
the chiller and the system piping. In addition, a strainer (40 mesh) is
recommended for use on the inlet line to the chiller.

5.3.4 Thermometers and pressure gauges shall be provided in the inlet and outlet water
lines of the chiller and AHU. Pressure gauges shall be glacier filled.

Pressure gauges shall be installed as closed as possible to the chilled water outlet
and inlet of the chiller.

5.3.5 A flow switch shall be installed in the leaving water piping of the chiller.

5.3.6 Chilled water systems shall be forced recirculating systems. Balancing valves
shall be installed in discharge of each water coil downstream of the control
valve. When 3-way valves are used, there shall be a balancing valve in the
bypass line. Isolation valve shall be installed on water supply coil. Manual
bypass valves shall be provided around control valves and flow meters.

5.3.7 Pete's plug (insertion tap points) or thermometer wells as required shall be
installed on supply and return pipe branch to each chiller, water coil and on each
side of control valves. Gauge cocks shall be provided on each side of pumps and
flow meters.

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5.3.8 To eliminate piping noise caused by free air, the system must be equipped with
air separation device to minimize the amount of air entering in the piping circuit.
Air should be vented at the highest point of the system.

5.3.9 Provide access where valves and fittings are not exposed.

5.3.10 Install valves with stems upright or horizontal and not inverted.

5.3.11 Use unions and coupling downstream of valves and at equipment or apparatus
connections. Do not use direct welded or threaded connections to valves,
equipment or other apparatus.

5.3.12 Use non-conducting dielectric connections whenever jointing dissimilar metals.

5.3.13 Use graduated balancing valves or globe valves for throttling, bypass or manual
flow control services.

5.3.14 Provide hangers and supports in accordance with ASME B31.9 .

5.3.15 Welding materials and procedures shall be as per ASME Code.

5.3.16 Provide inserts for suspending hangers from reinforced concrete slabs and sides
of reinforced concrete beams . Provide hooked rod to concrete reinforcement
section for inserts carrying pipe over 100 mm diameter.

5.3.17 Provide expansion tanks on suction side of the system circulating pumps to take
care of expansion of liquid on system.

5.3.18 Provide relief valves on expansion valves. Select system relief valve capacity to
exceed the rating of connected equipment.

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6.0 REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

6.1 Refrigerant

6.1.1 Refrigerants commonly used at present are R-22, R-123 and R-134a. Use only
refrigerant in any equipment for which the equipment was designed by the
Manufacturer. Use only one refrigerant in a system.

6.1.2 The refrigerant shall be delivered to the job in original containers.

6.2 Piping Materials

6.2.1 Unless otherwise specified, all refrigeration piping shall be refrigeration grade,
Type K hard drawn degreased sealed copper tubing (ASTM B280).

6.2.2 Extreme care shall be taken to keep all refrigerant piping clean and dry. It shall
be kept sealed except when cutting or fabricating. Each length shall be inspected
and swabbed with a cloth soaked in refrigeration oil if any dirt, filings, or visible
moisture are present.

6.2.3 All sweat-type fittings shall be wrought copper (ANSI B16.22) or forged brass.
All elbows and return bends shall be of the long radius type. If flare fittings are
required, they shall be of the frost proof type, (except on connections not subject
to condensation), and constructed of forged brass. Soldered joints are preferred
and shall be used wherever practical.

6.3 Piping Installation

6.3.1 Tubing shall be installed in a neat and workman-like manner. All lines shall be
supported at intervals of not more than 2.44 m (8') and suitably anchored.
Rubber grommets shall be used between tubing and clamps to prevent from line
chafing.

6.3.2 Where vertical risers of more than 1.53 m (5 ft) occur in a suction line, the riser
shall be trapped at the bottom.

6.3.3 Where a branch suction line enters a main suction line it shall enter at the top.
Piping shall be arranged so refrigerant or oil cannot drain from the suction line
into the coil.

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6.3.4 Individual fixture or unit suction and liquid lines shall be of the size
recommended by the Manufacturer as shown in the applicable installation and
service instructions manuals. Liquid and hot gas refrigerant lines shall be sized
in accordance with good industry practice to avoid excessive pressure drops.
Branch and main suction lines shall be sized to maintain adequate velocities to
properly return oil to the compressor under minimum load conditions at the
lowest saturated suction pressure to be expected.

6.3.5 All joints in the compressor discharge line shall be brazed with a suitable high
temperature silver solder alloy containing not less than 15% silver. Use only a
suitable silver solder alloy on all copper to copper connections in the suction line
and liquid line. At any copper to brass joint where damage could occur from
excess heat use 95/5 solder. Use a solder with at least 35% silver content on all
copper to steel, brass to steel, or steel to steel joints. During the brazing
operation, dry nitrogen must be bled through the piping at very low pressure
6.894 kPa (1.0 psig) to prevent oxidation and scaling.

6.3.6 To prevent contamination of the line internally, limit the soldering paste or flux
to the minimum required. Flux shall be applied to the male portion of the
connection, never applied to the female portion.

6.3.7 Suction lines from low temperature cases shall be insulated where run below the
floor level. All exposed suction lines, both low and medium temperature, shall
be insulated as necessary to prevent condensation.

6.3.8 Insulation shall be of the closed cell type with weatherproof finish, shall fit the
tubing snugly, and shall be applied and sealed in accordance with the
Manufacturer's instructions. Minimum insulation wall thickness shall be 12.7
mm.

6.3.9 The refrigerant piping shall be adequately protected. Permanent guards shall be
installed as required to protect the piping and fittings from damage. Metal pipe
sleeves shall be provided where tubing passes through a concrete wall or floor,
and the space around the tubing shall be filled with a master insulating
compound.

6.3.10 Arrange the piping so that normal inspection and servicing of the compressor
and other equipment is not hindered. Do not obstruct the view of the crankcase
oil sight glass, or run piping so that it interferes with removal of the compressor
or other components.

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6.3.11 Tubing installed in trenches or conduit under the floor must be level to prevent
oil trapping. Guard against deformation or damage from trucks carrying heavy
loads, or cement being poured.

6.3.12 Refrigerant piping should be protected from contact with dissimilar metals to
prevent corrosion.

6.3.13 Locate expansion valve sensing bulb immediately downstream of evaporator on


suction line.

6.3.14 Install flexible connectors at right angles to axial movement of compressors,


parallel to crankshaft to eliminate excessive vibration.

6.4 Installation of Accessories

6.4.1 Vibration eliminators shall be installed in the suction and discharge lines of all
compressors with spring or flexible mounting. The vibration eliminator must be
applied according to the Manufacturer's recommendations. For Copelametic
compressors, the vibration eliminator should be mounted parallel to the
crankshaft, as close to the compressor as possible. Installation in a horizontal
plane at right angles to the crank- shaft is not acceptable, since the resulting
stress from compressor movement may cause failure of the vibration absorber.
If installed in a vertical position, the eliminator joints must be sealed against
dripping from condensation to protect from freezing.

6.4.2 A solder type combination liquid sight glass and moisture indicator shall be
installed in each system and located for easy visibility.

If liquid line dryers are not otherwise specified, they shall be of the replaceable
drier core type, and of the size recommended by the Manufacturer. Drier
cartridges shall not be installed until the second evacuation has been completed.
Shut-off valves shall be installed in each inlet and outlet pipe connections.

6.4.3 Two evacuation fittings are necessary. One shall be in the suction line at the inlet
side of the suction line filter, and one shall be in the liquid line at the outlet side
of the filter- drier. If properly valved, the connection in the liquid line may serve
as a charging valve. After evacuation and charging, the fittings are to be capped
or removed. Connections shall be at least 10mm and preferably 13mm in size.

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6.4.4 A permanent suction line filter may be installed in each compressor suction line.
A pressure fitting must be provided ahead of the filter, preferably in the shell, to
facilitate checking the pressure drop. If the pressure drop across the filter is in
excess of 6.894 kPa (1 psig) after the initial 24 hours of operation, the suction
line filter cartridge shall be replaced, or if the filter is of the sealed permanent
type, the filter shall be replaced. Isolation block valves, by-pass piping and valve
shall be provided for the suction line filter.

6.5 Air-Cooled Condensing Units

6.5.1 Neoprene pad or steel spring vibration isolators shall be provided for air cooled
condensing unit. Compressors shall be mounted on a spring type vibration
isolators.

6.5.2 Air-cooled condensing unit must be mounted level. Vertical air-cooled


condensers shall be provided with wind deflectors.

6.5.3 Air-cooled condenser shall be strategically located to avoid hottest exposure to


sun.

6.6 Drain Connections

Unless otherwise specified, condensate drains from coils and cases to the floor drain
will be the responsibility of the Contractor. No drain line shall be smaller than the coil
drain pan connection. All drain lines shall be hard copper tubing except for those in
reach-in coolers. Lines should be sloped adequately to drain by gravity any water
accumulated from condensing, defrosting, or cleaning operations. All condensate lines
from refrigerated fixtures must be trapped and run to an open drain. They must not be
connected directly to the sewer system. If necessary for cleaning, threaded unions shall
be provided in the most accessible location near the fixture.

6.7 Factory Tests

6.7.1 All refrigerant containing parts of the air conditioning equipment shall be
pressure tested in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Std. 15.

6.7.2 Each completely assembled refrigerant system shall be leak tested to confirm
that no joint, seal or connection leaks. This leak test shall be performed prior to
any painting or insulation. Leak test shall be performed in accordance with the
“Factory Dehydrating, Charging and Testing” chapter of ASHRAE Handbook,
Equipment Volume.

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7.0 CONSTRUCTION-RELATED TESTING AND INSPECTION

7.1 General Requirements

7.1.1 The Contractor shall notify SEC at least three working days in advance of any
test to be conducted so that SEC Representative and Manufacturer’s
Representative are present during the test.

7.1.2 Leak test, air tightness test or joint performance test of ductwork joints shall be
performed while ductwork is not covered with insulation and while ceiling is not
yet installed.

7.1.3 Pipe weld joints of chilled water lines (above grade and below grade) shall not
be covered with insulation until radiographed and/or hydrostatic tested and
found okay.

7.1.4 Refrigerant piping/tubing joints shall not be insulated until being proven leak
tight and being passed pressure test.

7.1.5 Test procedures, plans, diagrams and list of equipment to be used in various tests
shall be submitted by Contractor to SEC for review and approval.

7.1.6 All instruments to be used in the tests shall be calibrated and certified before and
after the test.

7.1.7 All testing apparatus (hydrostatic pump, air test fan, etc.), instruments,
temporary pipe work and associated works with the tests shall be provided by the
Contractor.

7.1.8 10% of welded joints shall be radiographed by NDT inspector hired by the
Contractor. Results of examination shall be reviewed by SEC.

7.2 Air Distribution System and Duct System Leakage

7.2.1 Predicted leakage rates for unsealed and sealed ducts are reviewed in ASHRAE
Fundamentals Handbook. Project specification should define the allowable duct
leakage, the need for leakage testing and should require the ductwork installer to
perform leakage test after installing any substantial portion of the duct system.

7.2.2 Duct system constructed to 750 Pa (3” wg.) class or lower is not recommended
to be tested since it is generally recognized as not being cost effective. Close
supervision and following proper installation procedures to ensure air tightness
should suffice to justify leakage control.

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7.2.3 When tests are specified or deemed necessary, test procedures shall follow the
outlines and classification in the SMACNA HVAC Duct Leakage Test Manual.

7.2.4 The allowable leakage rate shall not exceed the allotted amount for the pressure
class (see Section 4 of the SMACNA Duct Leakage Test Manual) or the allotted
amount for that portion of the system, whichever is applicable.

7.3 Hydronic Piping System

Chilled water and cooling water piping shall be subjected to a hydrostatic test at a
minimum test pressure of 1.5 times design pressure according to procedures prescribed
in Section 937.3 of ANSI B31.9; Building Services Piping.

7.4 Refrigeration System Field Tests

7.4.1 After installation, purge all refrigerant lines with 7kPa (1.0 psig) dry nitrogen
while soldering, brazing or welding connections. Blow out all lines with dry
nitrogen prior to testing and charging.

7.4.2 After installation, all field-erected refrigerant piping, regardless of the quantity
of refrigerant charge, shall be pressure-tested in accordance with the
requirements of Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) and ANSI/ASHRAE
Standard 15.

Exception: Factory charged and sealed refrigerant tubing.

7.4.3 After installation, dehydrate system by placing a vacuum of 1.7 kPa (0.50 in.
Hg.) absolute. Hold vacuum for 24 hours or cycle vacuum and dry nitrogen
purge according to manufacturer’s recommendation. Charge system with
quantity and type as per manufacturer’s requirements.

7.4.4 Leak testing of existing system shall be performed by injecting a mixture of a


trace quantity of non-CFC refrigerant with dry nitrogen into the system. At 350
kPa (50 psig), all connection shall be checked for leakage.

7.5 Radiographic Examination

10% of welded joints shall be radiographed by NDT (Non-Destructive Testing)


inspector hired by the Contractor. Results of examination shall be reviewed by SEC.

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8.0 PRE-START UP AND COMMISSIONING

8.1 General Requirements

All procedures and methods of documenting and verifying system performance shall be
in accordance with ASHRAE Guideline 1, Guideline for Commissioning of HVAC
Systems. Specific procedures shall be submitted to SEC for review and approval.

8.2 Pre-Requisites

The following prerequisites must be met for proper start up of the system.

8.2.1 Verify completeness of physical installation of HVAC components and systems


being tested.

8.2.2 Ensure all pre-start up checks have been carried out for all HVAC systems and
equipment.

8.2.3 Confirm availability of permanent electrical power supply for testing operation.

8.2.4 Prior to starting the Tape Automated Bonding (TAB) process, confirm all doors,
windows and ceilings are complete, doors are closed for Tape Automated
Bonding (TAB) duration, area is clean and free from any influence likely to
affect commissioning test measurements.

8.2.5 Ensure instrumentations and control system is available for normal operation
specifically for items such as fire dampers and other motor-operated control
dampers and control valves.

8.2.6 All hold tags must be released and all equipment cleared for service.

8.2.7 Electric power must be available for the operation of all motors, instruments,
controls, control panels and lights.

8.2.8 Various breakers or switches must be closed to energize the equipment.

8.2.9 Lubrication must be available to all pump bearings and motors.

8.2.10 All motors must be checked for proper rotation.

8.2.11 Instrument air system must be operating and air must be available to all air-
actuated controls.

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8.2.12 Potable water system for make-up water must be operating, if applicable.

8.2.13 Fire protection system must be ready and operable.

8.2.14 Protective relays must be checked, adjusted and properly set.

8.2.15 Electrical equipment breakers must be certified for operation.

8.2.16 Chiller compressor crankcase heaters must be energized during periods of


system shutdown, if applicable.

8.3 Precautions

The following precautions must be taken before starting the system.

8.3.1 Ensure all safety checks is carried out for all equipment including power supply
for controls.

8.3.2 Unusually high temperatures of either system air or chilled water must be
immediately corrected.

8.3.3 Pressure safety valve on the chilled water line downstream of the pressure
control valve for the input makeup water from the potable water system must be
in working order.

8.3.4 With regard to the electrical equipment:

a) Follow approved procedures when working with energized electrical


system.

b) Before working on electrical equipment, de-energize the system and tag


all breakers open. Observe the standard precautions.

c) Before energizing the system, remove all temporary grounds, open all
breakers and check that all protective relay equipment is operable.

d) Ensure that all electrical equipment is properly grounded.

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8.3.5 Rotate the selection of the standby water chiller pump once a week.

8.3.6 Safety tags on equipment must be clear and legible; safety instructions must be
followed exactly as given.

8.3.7 Protective covers, grounds and similar equipment must be properly installed.

8.3.8 Unusual noises in the system or equipment should be immediately investigated


and corrected.

8.3.9 Do not run a pump that is dry. Purge and vent a pump before starting if the pump
has been drained or if it has lost its prime.

8.3.10 Filters in the air handling units must be kept clean. The pressure drop through
the pre-filter and after filter must be less than the prescribed limit. If the pressure
drop is greater, clean the filters, then verify that the pressure drop is within the
limit when the filters have been placed back in use.

8.3.11 The area around the system must be kept clean and free of debris.

8.3.12 The startup procedure should be followed in the order in which the steps are
given to ensure the correct sequence of events and a proper startup.

8.3.13 Accurate operating records should be maintained.

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9.0 TESTING, ADJUSTING AND BALANCING

9.1 General Requirements

9.1.1 After installation of the HVAC systems has successfully passed the required
construction-related testing and inspection, Air/Hydronic balancing shall be
scheduled and carried out by an independent Contractor not affiliated with any
firm involved in design or construction phase of the project to provide an
unbiased opinion of the performance of the HVAC systems.

9.1.2 All building environmental systems and components shall be checked and
adjusted to produce the design objectives. These shall include:

a) the balance of air and water distribution;

b) adjustment of total system to provide design quantities;

c) electrical measurements;

d) verification of performance of all equipment and automatic controls; and

e) sound and vibration measurements, when required.

9.1.3 The above tests shall be accomplished by:

a) checking installations for conformity to design requirements;

b) measurement and establishment of the fluid quantities; and

c) recording and reporting the results.

9.1.4 Prior to proceeding with the final testing activities, the following prerequisites
must be completed:

a) Test procedures submitted and approved.

b) Installation complete.

c) Flushing and cleaning complete.

d) Construction-related tests (pressure, leakage, etc.) complete.

e) Quality control inspection complete.

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f) Certificate of Readiness for Energization approved.

g) Safety tagging in place.

h) Installation verification checks successfully completed.

i) Automatic controls properly functioning.

j) Applicable documents prepared and available.

9.1.5 A complete system test report shall be provided on air and water distribution
systems, including flow rates, temperatures, pressures as follows:

a) Record data on air side and/or water sides of all air handling units, fans,
coils, water chillers, air-cooled condensers, etc.. Data shall include all air
and water flow, motor, starter heaters, manufacturer, model number,
type, nameplate data, etc.

b) All air moving equipment shall be balanced to within ± 5% of its


capacities. Balance air distribution systems through air terminals to
within ± 10% of air quantities shown on project drawings and record
actual readings.

c) Adjust all chilled water balance valves for quantities to within 5% of


values shown on project drawings and record actual readings.

d) Check operation of all controls to ensure that all actuators cycle in


accordance with design action of the controlling device. Check all control
element for proper “normally open” or “normally closed” positions upon
loss of power or instrument air.

e) Provide test points and plugs or covers for all opening in duct.

9.1.6 All readings shall be recorded on SEC report forms indicating initial and final
data.

9.1.7 All reports shall be reviewed and certified by a professional HVAC Engineer or
TAB Supervisor or any approved equivalent and submitted for approval and
acceptance.

9.1.8 Prepare notifications to the CONTRACTOR of any deficiencies which must be


corrected before final balancing can be carried out to meet the specifications.

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9.1.9 After final air and hydronic balancing has been successfully completed, the
HVAC systems shall be left operating for at least 72 hours continuously and
temperature and humidity of various key areas shall be monitored and recorded.

9.1.10 All testing procedures shall be in accordance with the procedures specified
herein and industry standards applicable to any systems not covered by this
specifications.

9.1.11 Tests on HVAC equipment shall be carried out at specified design outdoor
conditions. However, if tests are to be conducted other than design outdoor
conditions, test results shall be evaluated against the performance curves of the
equipment being tested. Avoid conducting equipment capacity tests below
ambient temperature of 35°C.

9.2 Testing Organization

The criteria for qualifications of the testing organization shall be membership in the
Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) or certification by the National Environmental
Balancing Bureau (NEBB) or any SMACNA accredited TAB Firm. The testing
organization shall specialize in this field of work and be independent of the contractor
and/or equipment supplied for the project.

9.3 Test Procedures

Test Procedures shall be specific for any particular system and the Test and Balance
Organization shall submit the procedure to SEC for review and approval.

The Test and Balance Organization shall perform testing, adjusting and balancing of all
equipment and systems and may use the latest general procedures published by the
following:

a) ASHRAE Standard 111, Practices for Measurement, Testing, Adjusting and


Balancing of HVAC and Refrigeration Systems

b) ASHRAE - HVAC Application Handbook, Chapter 34 “Testing, Adjusting and


Balancing”.

c) SMACNA “HVAC Systems - Testing, Adjusting and Balancing”

d) AABC “National Standards for Field Measurement and Instrumentation, Total


System balance, Volume 1”

e) NEBB “Procedural Standard for Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of


Environmental Systems”

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9.3.1 General Outline for Testing Procedures

a. Air Balancing Tests

1. Obtain manufacturers certified data on all air handling equipment


and terminal devices (fan curves, K-Factors, etc.).

2. Develop a system diagram in flow sheet from with design data


entered and provisions for recording field test results.

3. Set all branch and main line dampers in full open position.

4. Open all diffuser dampers, controls and distributions grids.

5. Check condition of belts, bearings, filters and isolators prior to


start-up.

6. Check rotation and ampere loads on all equipment.

7. Place all equipment in continuous operation for duration of


testing (including exhaust systems).

8. Check fan speed and total static pressure related to manufacturers


data for performance. Adjust pulleys as required.

9. Adjust return air and outside air to design quantity.

10. Take an initial reading of all diffusers and enter on flow chart for
analysis.

11. Total the actual air quantities for each separate branch line (this is
the sum total of diffusers on a given branch). Adjust each
diffuser to deliver air quantities in relation to total.

12. Step 10 continued for each branch duct.

13. Adjust each branch damper to deliver the required volume of air.

NOTE: The flow sheet recording will determine sequence of damper


adjustments. Normally, flow in the branch ducts nearest the fan
will be high.

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14. Recheck total static pressure versus fan curve. Adjust pulley as
required.

NOTE: Static pressure often rises as dampers are positioned.

15. Take readings of each outlet and record on flow sheet for analysis
and make final adjustments.

b. Hydronic Balancing Tests

1. Obtain manufacturers certified data on chilled water pumps


(Pump performance curves, pump motor electrical data, etc.)

2. Develop a system diagram in flow sheet form with design data


entered and provisions for recording field test results.

3. From the pressure gauges at the pump determine the total head
developed by the pump. From the pump curve, determine the
flow.

4. Adjust the flow through the cooling coils by means of balancing


valves to the specified quantity in GPM (gallons per minutes) or
lps (liters per second).

c. Sound Level Tests

1. Measurements shall be taken at times when the building is


unoccupied, or when activity in surrounding areas and
background noise level in areas tested are at a minimum and
relatively free from sudden changes in noise levels.

2. Measurements shall be taken with all equipment secured, except


that being tested. Tests shall be conducted only after the air
balance is completed.

3. The required sound levels shall be measured at any point within


a room not less than 1.80 meters (6 ft.) from an air terminal or
room unit, and not closer than 0.90 meter (3 ft.) from any
floor, wall or ceiling surface.

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4. Sound levels shall be measured with a sound meter complying


with ANSI S1.4-83 Specifications for Sound Level Meters,
published by the American National Standards Institute. The "A"
scale shall be used to measure overall sound levels. To determine
the specified octave band levels, the above sound level meter, set
on "C" scale, shall be supplemented by an Octave Band Analyzer
complying with the latest ANSI specifications for an Octave Band
Filter Set, No. S1.11-86.

5. Equipment Components: Equipment components of room sound


(noise) levels shall be determined for each (63 Hz. - 8 kHz.)
octave bands as follows:

i. Measure room sound pressure (LP-b) with all equipment


to be tested shut-off.

ii. Measure room sound pressure level (LP - t) with all


equipment to be tested switched on.

iii. Calculate (LP-t) minus (LP-b), if this value is less than 1,


applicable test must be rerun with lower background level
(LP-b) unless (LP-t) is within sound pressure level
specified for equipment.

iv. Determine "C" from the table below:

(LP-t) - (LP-b), dB “C”


0 10
1 7
2 4
3 3
4 2
5-9 1
10 or more 0

v. The "Equipment Component" of room sound level equals


(LP-t) minus "C".

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d. Vibration Tests

1. After installation and start-up of all rotating equipment, vibration


tests shall be conducted for air handling units, ventilating fans and
air-cooled condensing units, chillers, pumps, etc.

2. Measurements shall be made using a vibration analyzer.

3. Displacement peak to peak in mils shall be measured on each


bearing radially in the X and Y axis (perpendicular to the shaft)
and axially (parallel to the shaft).

4. The following steps shall be taken to assure that equipment


vibration is properly tested:

i. Determine operational speeds of the equipment from


nameplates, drawings, submittals or a speed measuring
device, such as tachometer or strobe, and indicate on the
test form.

ii. Determine acceptance criteria from specifications and


indicate on the test form. If specifications do not provide
criteria, use the tolerances as shown below.

iii. Assure that the vibration isolation system is functioning


properly.

iv. Operate the equipment and make visual and audible


checks for any apparent rough operation. Any defective
bearing, misalignment or obvious rough operation shall be
corrected before proceeding further. Where not corrected,
equipment shall be considered not acceptable.

v. Measure and record on test form, vibration at bearing of


driving and driven components in horizontal, vertical and,
where possible, axial directions. There should be at least
one axial measurement for each rotating component (fan
motor, pump motor)

vi. Tolerances: Vibration levels shall not exceed the


following at the stated rotational speed:

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Displacement

Peak-to-Peak, mm RPM
0.140 200
0.089 300
0.064 400
0.051 500
0.046 600
0.038 700
0.036 800
0.030 900
0.025 1000
0.023 1200
0.015 1800
0.013 2000
0.009 3000
0.008 3600

9.4 Records and Reports Forms

9.4.1 The commonly used SEC Standard Forms listed below shall be used to record
measurements, conditions of equipment and to report the test results and any
deficiency in the HVAC system. Other forms for records and reports of any
special tests may also be used, the format of which shall be submitted for review
and approval by SEC:

TITLE SEC FORM NO.

a) HVAC Testing, Adjusting And Balancing

Report Cover Sheet 16310

Certification 16311

Index * 16312

System Summary * 16313

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TITLE SEC FORM NO.

System Diagram* 16314

Air Handling Unit Test Report 16315

Packaged/Heat Pump/Air Conditioning


Test Report 16316

Chilled Water or DX Coil Test Report 16317

Fan Test Report 16318

Rectangular Duct Traverse Report 16319

Round Duct Traverse Report 16320

Air Outlet Test Report 16322

VAV Air Outlet Test Report 16322

Air Terminal Box Test Report 16323

Electric Coil/Duct Heater Test Report 16324

Compressor And/Or Condenser Test Report 16325

Pump Test Report 16326

Packaged Chiller Test Report 16327

Heat Exchanger Test Report 16328

Balance Valve/Flow Meter Test Report 16329

Room Temperature 16330

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TITLE SEC FORM NO.

b) SOUND AND VIBRATION 16331

Report Cover Sheet Sht. 1 of 5

Certification Sht. 2 of 5

Sound Level Report Sht. 3/4 of 5

Vibration Test Report Sht. 5 of 5

Note: * These forms can also be used as required.

c) AIR DUCT LEAKAGE 16332

d) Instrument Calibration Report 16333

9.4.2 Final Test and Air Balancing Certifications/Reports

Final test certifications/reports shall be typed, stamped and certified by a


Professional HVAC Engineer or licensed TAB Supervisor. The
certifications/reports shall be submitted after SEC Representative is satisfied
with the results of the 72-hour monitoring/test run. Test and balancing will only
be considered complete and acceptable after the test certifications/reports are
approved by SEC.

9.5 Instrumentation

9.5.1 General Requirements

a) All instruments required for execution of testing, adjusting and balancing


of air and hydronic systems, air duct leakage test, sound level test and
vibration test, must be in good working conditions.

b) Instruments calibration and validity of use shall be in accordance with


ASHRAE or SMACNA or NEBB or AABC procedures.

c) Instruments accuracy shall be within the limit or range as prescribed by


ASHRAE or SMACNA or NEBB or AABC procedures.

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9.5.2 This standards does not preclude the use of any new instruments as they are
developed and proven to be as accurate or more accurate than the instruments
currently described in ASHRAE or SMACNA or NEBB or AABC published
procedures.

Complete list of instruments to be used for any particular project shall be


submitted for review and approval.

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